But civilian and military officials here say they doubt there are anywhere near that number.
How could he ever arrange it under the scrutiny of all these military and civilian officials?
His political future is being negotiated by military and civilian officials who do not even consult him.
They are not harmful to the eye, military and civilian officials said.
But the coordination between the civilian officials and the police was far better than two years ago, he said.
He gave control of the police to civilian officials who head the city's 16 boroughs.
Military base pay by law cannot be higher than that of civilian officials at the lowest executive level, which is $75,500 a year.
"They have to produce results or come up with a good explanation," the general said of the civilian officials.
With staff, the office numbers 1,250 civilian officials and military officers.
For the moment, American military and civilian officials are taking such assurances at face value.